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MrBlueSky1960
03-13-2006, 02:54 AM
I find it very sad seeing this mans War Medals for sale€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif To my mind it cheapens the sacrifice he made for us€¦ Ah well, I don€t know the circumstances behind it. But I suppose the cash raised will benefit those who sold it for the better and in a way he has helped them from the grave€¦

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BATTLE-OF-BRITAIN-IGS-NAMED-GROUP...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BATTLE-OF-BRITAIN-IGS-NAMED-GROUP-OF-5-K-W-F-29-12-40_W0QQitemZ6611928601QQcategoryZ4724QQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem)

FlT Lt Wynford Ormonde Leoni Smith from Worthing in Sussex, was lost on 27 December 1940 while flying a 263 Sqn Whirlwind. He and two other Pilots took off from Exeter for St Eval to act as escort to two Catalina€s. Unfortunately the section got lost due to bad weather, one pilot managed to make it back to Exeter, the other two, including, Smith were lost. These were the second operational losses to be suffered by 263 Sqn.

MrBlueSky1960
03-13-2006, 02:54 AM
I find it very sad seeing this mans War Medals for sale€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif To my mind it cheapens the sacrifice he made for us€¦ Ah well, I don€t know the circumstances behind it. But I suppose the cash raised will benefit those who sold it for the better and in a way he has helped them from the grave€¦

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BATTLE-OF-BRITAIN-IGS-NAMED-GROUP...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BATTLE-OF-BRITAIN-IGS-NAMED-GROUP-OF-5-K-W-F-29-12-40_W0QQitemZ6611928601QQcategoryZ4724QQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem)

FlT Lt Wynford Ormonde Leoni Smith from Worthing in Sussex, was lost on 27 December 1940 while flying a 263 Sqn Whirlwind. He and two other Pilots took off from Exeter for St Eval to act as escort to two Catalina€s. Unfortunately the section got lost due to bad weather, one pilot managed to make it back to Exeter, the other two, including, Smith were lost. These were the second operational losses to be suffered by 263 Sqn.

JG52Uther
03-13-2006, 03:11 AM
I agree. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

F19_Olli72
03-13-2006, 04:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Daniel: [presenting Miyagi with a rosewood display case, obviously for Miyagi's WW2 medals] I got something for you here... see, it's rosewood. For your medals. I thought it'd be nice to... like, show 'em off or something.

Mr.Miyagi: Why, Daniel-san... Thank you for gift. But why show off?

Daniel: Well, you know, winning the Medal of Honor and all... It says something about you. Like, you're brave. And all that stuff.

Mr.Miyagi: [puts hand to Daniel's chest] THIS say you brave.
[motions to medal]
Mr.Miyagi: This say you LUCKY. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree with Mr.Miyagi.